- I'm starting to wonder if pushing the motor/trans back and down is even worth the can of worms I'm about to open when doing the LS swap. I've wanted to move the engine/transmission to achieve a lower COG since I got the truck! Now I'm really questioning if it's worth the cost/headache of doing that to my Sport Trac. I have the $ to do the swap correctly(I think), but It's never going to be a race truck and I know this so I'm questioning the need to move it back!!!.
Con's of NOT moving it back:
Not wasting more $ on a street/play truck!
I'd be loosing foot room inside
Much smaller hole cut in firewall
Possibly salvaging a $1000 2 piece drive shaft that's got 800 miles on it
Less down time!!!!!!
Pro's of moving it back:
Better weight distribution
More room to mount poop in the engine compartment(20 lbs in a 5 lbs bag)
Easier to work on everything else around it
So I'm wondering what your opinion is on this subject